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Citizen oversight could soon be possible

Posted by Steven Becker on 10/10/2017

With the upcoming explosion of blockchain implementations combined with the IoT (internet of things), incredible amounts of both private and semi-public content are likely to be permanently documented and stored with private/public key encryption. If everyone's IoT devices stored this constantly accumulating content to blockchains using registered keys, the devices could send private keys to a citizen oversight-like repository. This would then give citizen oversight privileged access to all this content to determine when official entities (courts, police investigators, etc). Technically, pretty easy Politically, pretty darn tough, but still, maybe inevitable

Re: Citizen oversight could soon be possible

Posted by Greg Bear on 10/11/2017

Interesting to see the developments in this area. The techno-philosophical debate is going to be fascinating. Let's hope we have the leaders and the voters smart enough to guide it!

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